Linking to Individual Echo360 Classroom Content Items in Blackboard
If you wish to link to individual Echo videos or "classes" in your Blackboard course, you will first need to click on the auto link to the home section inside your Blackboard course. Once you have done that, you can create subsequent Echo links that point to an individual classroom session. This guide will demonstrate how to link to an individual video or presentation (classroom) within an existing Echo360 section.
Creating Individual Echo360 Links in Blackboard
To create a link to an individual video, go to the Blackboard content area for Echo and create a new Echo360 link by choosing Tools, then Echo360.
Name the link accordingly. Optional: If you are using Echo analytics for participation points, click to enable evaluation and enter the points value. Then, click submit.
Setting the Link Path
Now that you have created the link, click on it to set the link path.
Note: If you are accessing the Active Learning Platform through Blackboard for the first time, you will be prompted to log into Echo360 using your Echo360 username and password. This will only appear the first time you access your Echo content from Blackboard.
Linking an Echo360 Section with Blackboard
You will now see a screen with the Echo360 logo and a message reading "Connect your Echo360 content."
- Choose the option labeled Link to Existing Section Content.
- Select the section you would like to link to from the dropdown menu.
- Search Content: Use the search field to search for content within the selected section.
- To link to an individual classroom session, click on the session you want to link to.
- After you have selected to link to an individual classroom session, click the Continue button..
Do not see your courses? Only courses associated with the Term "Auto" in Echo360 will be available to be selected. if you have content in a previously created course you would like to reuse, you would need to clone the section, set the term to Auto, select the current course, and enter a new name for the Section.
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Once you have linked to the desired class section, you will see the video and presentation for that section when you click on the link you created.